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Orthopaedic Specialties

Hip & Knee Replacement

Hip & Knee Replacement

Joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is when an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. Joint replacement is becoming more common, and each year orthopaedic surgeons perform thousands of joint replacement surgeries.

Joint replacement has been identified to be one of the most rewarding surgeries performed. If other surgical and medical modalities fail, a replaced joint can return a patient to near normal function. Research has shown that even if you are older, joint replacement can help you move around and feel better.

Hip and knee replacements are the most common, due to the fact that they are large weight bearing joints.

Joint Center

The Joint Center at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine is the most highly advanced in the area. Ranging from a partial knee and hip replacements to computer-navigated total replacements; we cater the treatment to the individual patient and specific replacement required. Minimally invasive surgery and select “high-end” options are often used to decrease surgical time and facilitate a rapid recovery.

Paul Roettges, MD completed his fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and is the newest addition to the Joint Team. Dr. Roettges performs hip and knee replacements and has additional training and interest in anterior hip replacements, revisions, as well as complex unresolved hip and knee pain.

Our Hip and Knee Center treats the following conditions: